According Office of National Statistics latest data based on the internet usage of the Britons that over half of adults accessed social networking sites in 2011. For the first time ever, more than half of over-16s, have accesed the social networking sites in Britain. During 2011, 57 per cent of adults have used social networks, compared to 43 per cent in 2010.

Also British internet habits showed that some 60 per cent of women said they use social networks, compared to 54 per cent of men. Almost all younger age groups now use social networks. In the 16 to 24 age group, 91 per cent have accessed Facebook or Twitter this year. Older people are becoming more interested in technology too, with 18 per cent of over-65s having used the websites.

The age breakdown of social networking use of among Britons bar chart shows that the 91% of the 16-24 age group have used the social networks such as Facebook or Twitter.

Internet access from mobile devices is increasing also with 45% of UK adults accessing the Internet from their smart phones. This is big jump up from 31% in 2010.

To become fully socially connected, Britons still need to cover the last 23% of the UK population ho have no access to the Internet at home, with half of these people saying that they have no need for the Internet at all.  I think Martha Lane Fox might achieve this as she said last year she aimed to get every adult of working age online by 2015.